Crown and Bridgework

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What Are Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are complete coverings for teeth. They are made with very strong ceramics and can be both durable and beautiful. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have very large fillings, restore teeth that have broken, and cover teeth that have root canals. Today’s ceramic crowns are very natural looking. Older style crowns were made from metal with porcelain baked on top of the metal. These older style crowns often looked dark at the gumline and caused esthetic issues for some people. Ceramic crowns look natural at the gumline.

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are made of strong ceramics that attach to the
tooth in front and behind the space of the missing tooth. The teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns. The bridge is secured to these teeth.

We can also attach crowns and bridges to dental implants.

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No More Goop

Anyone who has had a dental impression taken remembers how ‘goopy’ it can be. Digital scanning is the modern way to capture dental images. An intra-oral wand is passed over the prepared tooth recording every detail. A digital model is made and sent directly to the lab for fabrication. Digitally scanned restorations fit more snuggly and fit into the bite better than traditional crowns and bridges.

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How we can help

A bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth with crowns attached to the ends.

The crowns fit onto natural, healthy teeth to secure the bridge in place.

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Bridges restore a complete smile and all the related benefits of aesthetics and function.

Bridges may also be retained by dental implants.

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About Us

Since 1984, University Dental Professionals has been providing exceptional dental care here in Chicago. Located in Hyde Park, directly across from the Museum of Science and Industry, our location has made it convenient for our patients from throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana. Focused on our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors utilize the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to customize their approach, one patient at a time. As a team, we are committed to collaborating with each other to ensure the best treatment options.

Our very own in office UDP dental plan reflects our philosophical approach to prevention and oral health. With more and more studies showing the systemic effects of poor oral health, our dental plan is 100% based on prevention and maintaining your oral health. The core of our plan is our hygiene recall system and our ongoing educational pursuits keep our hygiene team at the forefront of oral health. Each and every provider participates in our UDP plan, to offer our patients the best in services and reasonable fees without any limitations.

Our experienced doctors are leaders and innovators in dentistry. They are educators, authors and well-respected clinicians highly skilled in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, All on 4 ProceduresBotox, Dental Sleep Appliances, Invisalign, and far more. Implementing digital and laser dentistry allows our patients the latest in comfortable and high-quality dentistry.

Value and Trust based…. come see what sets our team apart.

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